day off, Family time, mom life, mum life

Beach Day

Today’s been a beach day 🌞 went in the sea, built sand kingdoms, watched the tide come in and take them away – oh and I got burned 🥵 as I was a bit slapdash with the sun screen missing half my legs and entirely forgetting that the back of my top was MESH doh 🙄!

Back in the cool of the woods my burn is, well burning 🔥 so exiting these cool green time lapse videos have been quite soothing. I’ve been playing with the speed of the time lapse to play with the whole passing of time and I’m pretty pleased with the results so far 👍

As I have aphantasia I have no idea how things are going to turn out – just a feeling, a description rather than an image in my mind so I’m always as surprised as everyone else at the end result and that’s kinda cool I think.

Anyhoo I’m going to watch a bit of Breaking Bad before bed – love it when a program is better each time you watch it
❤️
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DIY musician, recording,

Black Crows

FINALLY! Out with the zoom and the #binaurals to record the birds and I got CROWS!!!

If you’ve ever listened to #DifferentTrains by #SteveReich you’ll be haunted by the second movement (Europe During The War) – it makes me weep every time. Ever since, crows have become a leitmotif of sorrow for me. It’s for my song, Look Away and it’s been a challenge to record all round. I’m so glad I’ve got the last piece of the jigsaw.

I also did some keys for another song. I’m at the so lose to the end it hurts stage of this body of works. My plans for mixing however were somewhat scuppered by the new kitten having a few accidents.😳😱

puppets, rehearsing

Rehearsing

Funny ole day; I wanted to record with my binaural mics but the rain was too loud so I did some mixing until my ears got tired. I’ve not done a lot of mixing before so it been hard work!

Also I’m rehearsing this lovely lady … she’s going to be performing my song ‘Cars’ … a song that will speak to the soul of a toner who’s ever bought second hand cars…

And now…? Netflix and cocoa cos I know how to party 🎉

learning, music, rehearsing

Borrowing Trouble

Nobody: How’s rehearsing for recording the videos going?
Me: oh…. you know…. pretty glad that radiators there to balance the tripod on….
Nobody: is that your desk lamp!?
Me: yes…. I’m ordering more lights.
Nobody: does it work?
Me: Mostly….
Nobody: well you needn’t have stayed up half the night worrying about it then hey…. what song are you working on
Me: Borrowing Trouble…. Yes I know. Ironic.
Nobody 😂🤣😂
Me: go away,